Top 5 Spots to Watch the Sunset in Denver

Whether you're a long time local or a visitor on vacation, you've got to check out these five great spots to watch the sunset in Denver.

Almost everyone we know enjoys and appreciates the beauty of the setting sun. Regardless of how many photographers, professional or amateur, have already tried capturing the images and color hues of the setting sun, and never matter how cliched it might sound, sunset photography is still a lot of adventure and fun.

Every American city has its own scape for taking stunning pictures of the sunset. While some are taken with the backdrop of nature at its full glory, some have towering skyscrapers as the visible horizon. Mountain, sea, river or buildings, towers and bridges every city has something unique to offer for sunset photography.

Denver, Colorado is no different and in this article, we will list out the top 5 locations which are great for photographing the sunset in Denver. The Denver area is vastly diverse with a eclectic mixture of rooftops and outdoor parks that can have something in offer for even the most newbie shutterbugs.

1. Sloan's Lake

Around 8.5 miles north-east of the city of Denver, lies the Sloan's Lake. Sunsets over the shimmering water are a spectacle to the eye and a feast for the cameras. The setting is so beautiful that you will feel hours away from all the hustle and bustle of the city, even though you are hardly a 15 minute drive away. The rays of the setting sun, reflecting off the little ripples of the lake water, make for a perfect sunset photo-op.

2. Lookout Mountain - Buffalo Bill Museum

Around 20 minutes from the city of Denver, the Lookout Mountain is a part of the foothills entering the Rocky Mountains. The top of the mountain is 7500 feet and you get a great view of Denver and the Front Range from the many overlooks along the entire range. The colors of the setting sun, in the backdrop of the arid mountains creates an excellent landscape for sunset portraits. Tucked into the side of the mountain is the relatively lesser-known Buffalo Hill Museum. The Observation Deck at the Museum is actually one of the coolest places to take an evening sunset click.

3. Anschutz Family Sky Terrace

Marvelling at the beauty of the the City Park and the skyline of downtown Denver from the Anschutz Family Sky Terrace is the best way to gaze at the amazing view of the sunset from this place. Hovering out over the greenery of the City Park, the terrace gazes out at the tall structural buildings, panoramic 180 degree views and best of all, the majestic colors of the Rocky Mountain sunset. Cocktails and socializing organized by the Science Lounge may also be a good reason to mix science with some sunset photography.

4. Hyatt Regency Hotel Peaks Lounge

Set on the 27th floor of the Denver Hyatt Regency Hotel, the Peaks Lounge is one of the best places in Denver to gaze at the beautiful sunset in Denver with the Rocky Mountains out in front. The huge panoramic windows, offering an unforgettable view of the Denver city skyline with the mountains in the background, along with some amazing cocktails and lip-smacking appetizers make this an ideal place fro the sunset enthusiasts in Denver city.

5. Denver Art Museum

One of the most unique buildings in Denver, the Art Museum was built in the heart of the downtown with the most spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. Outside the Museum, there is an open grand patio from which photographers can capture the beauty of the Colorado mountain sunset. From the top of this artistic building, shutterbugs can capture the sun sink behind the Dolton area and then fall into the mountains along with the glimmer of the city lights slowly taking full effect.

Come to Denver and enjoy the beauty and the colors of the setting sun.

Adam Griffith

Marketing Manager